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Core 2 build - Thoughts?


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kidnova

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Alright guys, I know I posted an AMD build on here not too long ago, but with the release of Core 2; I decided to hold off. Now I'm looking at a Core 2 system and I wanted to get your thoughts. Keep in mind that I am not an overclocker and I have not intention of going SLI. I do play some games, but I'm not a graphics junkie so I have no problem turning down some settings in order to improve frame rates. Thanks in advance for your input.


Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply - Retail $109.99 -$20.00 Instant   $89.99
Model #: SONATA II
Item #: N82E16811129155

APEVIA(ASPIRE) CF12S 120mm Cooling Fan - Retail $4.99   $4.99
Model #: CF12S
Item #: N82E16811998127

Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $90.99   $90.99
Model #: GA-945P-S3
Item #: N82E16813128015

BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $144.50   $144.50
Model #: BFGR76256GTOCE
Item #: N82E16814143049

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail $240.00   $240.00
Model #: BX80557E6400
Item #: N82E16819115004
** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. 

CORSAIR VALUE SELECT 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) System Memory Model VS1GBKIT667D2 - Retail $95.99   $95.99
Model #: VS1GBKIT667D2
Item #: N82E16820145568

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99   $69.99
Model #: WD2500JS
Item #: N82E16822144417

APEVIA (ASPIRE) KO-COMBO-BK Black PS/2 Wired Ergonomics Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail $19.99   $19.99
Model #: KO-COMBO-BK
Item #: N82E16823165001

Optiquest by Viewsonic Q9b-2 Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail $189.99   $189.99
Model #: Q9b-2
Item #: N82E16824116011

SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DWQ120AB2 - OEM $29.59   $29.59
Model #: DWQ120AB2
Item #: N82E16827131031
** This item may only be returned for a replacement of the same make/model within 30 days only. 
Subtotal $976.02
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Alright guys, I know I posted an AMD build on here not too long ago, but with the release of Core 2; I decided to hold off. Now I'm looking at a Core 2 system and I wanted to get your thoughts. Keep in mind that I am not an overclocker and I have not intention of going SLI. I do play some games, but I'm not a graphics junkie so I have no problem turning down some settings in order to improve frame rates. Thanks in advance for your input.


Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply - Retail $109.99 -$20.00 Instant $89.99
Model #: SONATA II
Item #: N82E16811129155

APEVIA(ASPIRE) CF12S 120mm Cooling Fan - Retail $4.99 $4.99
Model #: CF12S
Item #: N82E16811998127

Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $90.99 $90.99
Model #: GA-945P-S3
Item #: N82E16813128015

BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $144.50 $144.50
Model #: BFGR76256GTOCE
Item #: N82E16814143049

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail $240.00 $240.00
Model #: BX80557E6400
Item #: N82E16819115004
** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only.

CORSAIR VALUE SELECT 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) System Memory Model VS1GBKIT667D2 - Retail $95.99 $95.99
Model #: VS1GBKIT667D2
Item #: N82E16820145568

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99 $69.99
Model #: WD2500JS
Item #: N82E16822144417

APEVIA (ASPIRE) KO-COMBO-BK Black PS/2 Wired Ergonomics Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail $19.99 $19.99
Model #: KO-COMBO-BK
Item #: N82E16823165001

Optiquest by Viewsonic Q9b-2 Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail $189.99 $189.99
Model #: Q9b-2
Item #: N82E16824116011

SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DWQ120AB2 - OEM $29.59 $29.59
Model #: DWQ120AB2
Item #: N82E16827131031
** This item may only be returned for a replacement of the same make/model within 30 days only.
Subtotal $976.02



Everything looks great,

get this harddrive instead it has 16mb cache and is $77.99 with a $10 mail in rebate which equals to $67.99 after you get the rebate..

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144701

Edited by jrm20, 30 August 2006 - 02:10 PM.

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kidnova

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Good catch. Thanks for the input.
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